Patents by Inventor Thomas Oswald

Thomas Oswald has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210284768
    Abstract: Polymerization process control methods for making polyethylene are provided. The process control methods include performing a polymerization reaction in a polymerization reactor to produce the polyethylene, where ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, in the polymerization reaction is catalyzed by an electron donor-free Ziegler-Natta catalyst and an alkyl aluminum co-catalyst. A melt flow ratio (I21/I2) of the polyethylene removed from the polymerization reactor is measured and an amount of long chain branching (LCB) of the polyethylene from the polymerization reactor is controlled by adjusting a weight concentration of the alkyl aluminum co-catalyst present in the polymerization reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Publication date: September 16, 2021
    Applicant: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley R. Mariott, Kevin J. Cann, John H. Moorhouse, Mark G. Goode, Thomas Oswald
  • Patent number: 10513572
    Abstract: Polymerization process control methods for making polyethylene are provided. The process control methods include performing a polymerization reaction in a polymerization reactor to produce the polyethylene, where ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, in the polymerization reaction is catalyzed by an electron donor-free Ziegler-Natta catalyst and an alkyl aluminum co-catalyst. A melt flow ratio (I21/I2) of the polyethylene removed from the polymerization reactor is measured and an amount of long chain branching (LCB) of the polyethylene from the polymerization reactor is controlled by adjusting a weight concentration of the alkyl aluminum co-catalyst present in the polymerization reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley R. Mariott, Kevin J. Cann, John H. Moorhouse, Mark G. Goode, Thomas Oswald
  • Publication number: 20190016835
    Abstract: Polymerization process control methods for making polyethylene are provided. The process control methods include performing a polymerization reaction in a polymerization reactor to produce the polyethylene, where ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, in the polymerization reaction is catalyzed by an electron donor-free Ziegler-Natta catalyst and an alkyl aluminum co-catalyst. A melt flow ratio (I21/I2) of the polyethylene removed from the polymerization reactor is measured and an amount of long chain branching (LCB) of the polyethylene from the polymerization reactor is controlled by adjusting a weight concentration of the alkyl aluminum co-catalyst present in the polymerization reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Applicant: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley R. Mariott, Kevin J. Cann, John H. Moorhouse, Mark G. Goode, Thomas Oswald
  • Patent number: 10155831
    Abstract: Polymerization process control methods for making polyethylene are provided. The process control methods include performing a polymerization reaction in a polymerization reactor to produce the polyethylene, where ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, in the polymerization reaction is catalyzed by an electron donor-free Ziegler-Natta catalyst and an alkyl aluminum co-catalyst. A melt flow ratio (I21/I2) of the polyethylene removed from the polymerization reactor is measured and an amount of long chain branching (LCB) of the polyethylene from the polymerization reactor is controlled by adjusting a weight concentration of the alkyl aluminum co-catalyst present in the polymerization reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley R. Mariott, Kevin J. Cann, John H. Moorhouse, Mark G. Goode, Thomas Oswald
  • Publication number: 20180340045
    Abstract: The present invention provides polymer compositions of one or more phosphorus acid group containing, polymers of six-membered cyclic methacrylic acid imide comprising a backbone polymer having one or more one methacrylic acid in polymerized form or its salt, quaternary ammonium group, ester side chain group or amide side chain group, wherein the backbone polymers comprise from 60 to 100 wt. %, based on the total weight of monomers used to make the backbone polymer, of total methacrylic acid polymerized units, regardless of their form, and wherein a total of from 7.5 to 95 wt. %, or, preferably, less than 70 wt. % of the methacrylic acid polymerized units comprise methacrylic anhydride groups or six-membered cyclic methacrylic imide groups. The polymer can be readily tailored to boost modulus and modify surface energies when added to polymers like polyolefins, and to make them compatible with other polymers, like polyamide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: Charles J. Rand, Ryan J. DePuit, William J. Harris, Thomas Oswald, C. Damien Rodowski, Jeffrey D. Weinhold
  • Patent number: 10005694
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions useful as a replacement for cellulose ether in cement, plaster or mortar compositions comprising i) nonionic or substantially nonionic vinyl or acrylic brush polymers having pendant or side chain polyether groups, and having a relative weight average molecular weight of from 140,000 to 50,000,000 g/mole, and ii) aromatic cofactors containing one or more phenolic groups, such as catechol tannins, phenolic resins, polyphenolics, and napthhols or, in combination, one or more aromatic groups with at least one sulfur acid group, such as naphthalene sulfonate aldehyde condensate polymers, poly(styrene-co-styrene sulfonate) copolymers, and lignin sulfonates, preferably branched cofactors, including phenolic resins, aldehyde condensate polymers and lignin sulfonates. The compositions may comprise a dry powder blend of i) and ii), one dry powder of both i) and ii), or an aqueous mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignees: Rohm and Haas Company, Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Alvin M. Maurice, Thomas Oswald, Michael J. Radler, Hongwei Shen, Wei-Wen Tsai
  • Patent number: 9975974
    Abstract: Methods for making olefin polymerization catalysts and methods for making polymers using the catalysts are provided. The method for making the catalyst can include combining one or more supports with one or more magnesium-containing compounds under reaction conditions to form a first reacted product. One or more chlorinating compounds selected from the group consisting of aluminum alkyl chlorides and chloro substituted silanes can be combined with the first reacted product under reaction conditions to form a second reacted product. One or more titanium-containing compounds selected from the group consisting of titanium alkoxides and titanium halides can be combined with the second reacted product under reaction conditions to form a catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley R. Mariott, Kevin J. Cann, John H. Moorhouse, Mark G. Goode, Thomas Oswald
  • Patent number: 9856339
    Abstract: Methods for making olefin polymerization catalysts and methods for making polyethylene polymers using the catalysts are provided. The polyethylenes can have a molecular weight distribution (MWD) of about 4.5 to about 14, a slope of strain hardening greater than about 0.75, and a melt flow ratio (MFR) greater than or equal to 8.33+(4.17×MWD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley R. Mariott, Kevin J. Cann, John H. Moorhouse, Mark G. Goode, Thomas Oswald
  • Publication number: 20170369371
    Abstract: The present invention provides comb polymer compositions comprising phosphorus acid group containing backbone polymers of six-membered cyclic methacrylic imide having one or more side chain ether group containing N-substituent chosen from an ether group, a polyether group, an etheramine group, a polyetheramine group, an ether group crosslinking the backbone polymer chains, and a polyether group crosslinking the backbone polymer chains. The backbone polymers comprise from 60 to 100 wt. %, based on the total weight of monomers used to make the backbone polymer, of methacrylic acid polymerized units, regardless of their form, and from 7.5 to 95 wt. % of such polymerized units as methacrylic anhydride groups or six-membered cyclic methacrylic imide groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 28, 2017
    Inventors: William J. Harris, Thomas Oswald, Charles J. Rand, Jeffrey D. Weinhold
  • Publication number: 20170362365
    Abstract: The present invention provides amphiphilic comb polymer compositions of phosphorus acid group containing backbone polymers of methacrylic anhydride having hydrophobic alkyl, aryl, cycloalkyl or polyolefin ester or amide side chain groups formed on the backbone polymers and comprising from 75 to 100 wt. %, based on the total weight of monomers used to make the backbone polymer, of methacrylic acid polymerized units, wherein in the backbone polymer from 20 to less than 70 wt. %, preferably from 50 to 67 wt. % of the methacrylic acid polymerized units comprise methacrylic anhydride groups as determined by titration of the backbone polymer. As polymeric additives, the polymers can compatibilize polyolefins and polar polymers like polyesters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Inventors: Charles J. Rand, Kebede Beshah, William J. Harris, Thomas Oswald, Jeffrey D. Weinhold
  • Publication number: 20170247293
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions useful as a replacement for cellulose ether in cement, plaster or mortar compositions comprising i) nonionic or substantially nonionic vinyl or acrylic brush polymers having pendant or side chain polyether groups, and having a relative weight average molecular weight of from 140,000 to 50,000,000 g/mole, and ii) aromatic cofactors containing one or more phenolic groups, such as catechol tannins, phenolic resins, polyphenolics, and napthhols or, in combination, one or more aromatic groups with at least one sulfur acid group, such as naphthalene sulfonate aldehyde condensate polymers, poly(styrene-co-styrene sulfonate) copolymers, and lignin sulfonates, preferably branched cofactors, including phenolic resins, aldehyde condensate polymers and lignin sulfonates. The compositions may comprise a dry powder blend of i) and ii), one dry powder of both i) and ii), or an aqueous mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Inventors: Alvin M. MAURICE, Thomas OSWALD, Michael J. RADLER, Hongwei SHEN, Wei-Wen TSAI
  • Publication number: 20170240476
    Abstract: The present invention provides compositions for use as stable additive concentrates, such as aqueous solutions or powders, in cement admixtures comprising i) one or more nonionic or substantially nonionic vinyl or acrylic brush polymers having pendant or side chain polyether groups and having a weight average molecular weight of from 140,000 to 50,000,000, ii) one or more aromatic cofactors containing one or more phenolic groups or, in combination, one or more aromatic groups with at least one sulfur acid group, preferably, a branched aromatic cofactor; and iii) one or more polycarboxylate ether copolymer water reducers containing carboxylic acid or salt groups and having polyether side chains and a weight average molecular weight of from 5,000 to 100,000.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Inventors: Robert Baumann, Philip M. Imbesi, Thomas Oswald, Michael J. Radler, Marc Schmitz, Hongwei Shen
  • Publication number: 20170029542
    Abstract: Methods for making olefin polymerization catalysts and methods for making polymers using the catalysts are provided. The method for making the catalyst can include combining one or more supports with one or more magnesium-containing compounds under reaction conditions to form a first reacted product. One or more chlorinating compounds selected from the group consisting of aluminum alkyl chlorides and chloro substituted silanes can be combined with the first reacted product under reaction conditions to form a second reacted product. One or more titanium-containing compounds selected from the group consisting of titanium alkoxides and titanium halides can be combined with the second reacted product under reaction conditions to form a catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Applicant: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley R. Mariott, Kevin J. Cann, John H. Moorhouse, Mark G. Goode, Thomas Oswald
  • Publication number: 20170015768
    Abstract: Polymerization process control methods for making polyethylene are provided. The process control methods include performing a polymerization reaction in a polymerization reactor to produce the polyethylene, where ethylene, and optionally one or more comonomers, in the polymerization reaction is catalyzed by an electron donor-free Ziegler-Natta catalyst and an alkyl aluminum co-catalyst. A melt flow ratio (I21/I2) of the polyethylene removed from the polymerization reactor is measured and an amount of long chain branching (LCB) of the polyethylene from the polymerization reactor is controlled by adjusting a weight concentration of the alkyl aluminum co-catalyst present in the polymerization reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Applicant: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley R. Mariott, Kevin J. Cann, John H. Moorhouse, Mark G. Goode, Thomas Oswald
  • Patent number: 9487601
    Abstract: Methods for making olefin polymerization catalysts and methods for making polymers using the catalysts are provided. The method for making the catalyst can include combining one or more supports with one or more magnesium-containing compounds under reaction conditions to form a first reacted product. One or more chlorinating compounds selected from the group consisting of aluminum alkyl chlorides and chloro substituted silanes can be combined with the first reacted product under reaction conditions to form a second reacted product. One or more titanium-containing compounds selected from the group consisting of titanium alkoxides and titanium halides can be combined with the second reacted product under reaction conditions to form a catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley R. Mariott, Kevin J. Cann, John H. Moorhouse, Mark G. Goode, Thomas Oswald
  • Publication number: 20160194421
    Abstract: Methods for making olefin polymerization catalysts and methods for making polyethylene polymers using the catalysts are provided. The polyethylenes can have a molecular weight distribution (MWD) of about 4.5 to about 14, a slope of strain hardening greater than about 0.75, and a melt flow ratio (MFR) greater than or equal to 8.33+(4.17×MWD).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: July 7, 2016
    Applicant: Univation Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley R. Mariott, Kevin J. Cann, John H. Moorhouse, Mark G. Goode, Thomas Oswald
  • Patent number: 9217652
    Abstract: A sensor arrangement comprises at least one magnetic-field sensor (SM1). A signal-processing unit (PROC) is set up to determine a minimum signal (MIN) and a maximum signal (MAX) of the magnetic-field sensor (SM1) over the full scale range (FSR) of the sensor arrangement. An adjustment circuit (DSPL) is set up to generate a correction signal (COR) as a function of the minimum and maximum signals (MIN, MAX). A first combination means (ADD1) couples the first magnetic-field sensor (SM1) on the input side to the adjustment circuit (DSPL) and connects the magnetic-field sensor (SM1) on the output side to a signal output (OUT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: AMS AG
    Inventors: Kurt Riedmueller, Thomas Oswald
  • Patent number: 9212934
    Abstract: A sensor arrangement comprises at least a first magnetic-field sensor (SM1) and a second magnetic-field sensor (SM2). A signal-processing unit (PROC) is set up to determine a minimum signal (MIN) and a maximum signal (MAX) of the first or second magnetic-field sensor (SM1, SM2) in the full scale range (FSR) of the sensor arrangement The first or second magnetic-field sensor (SM1, SM2) can be selected by means of a selection means (MOV) depending on the minimum and maximum signal (MIN, MAX).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: AMS AG
    Inventors: Kurt Riedmueller, Thomas Oswald
  • Patent number: 9120925
    Abstract: The present invention relates to carbonate blend compositions demonstrating improved environmental stress crack resistance in combination with an excellent blend of impact, thermal, and physical properties. Said carbonate blend composition comprises a polycarbonate, a polyester, and a silicon-containing graft (co)polymer having a core-shell morphology, comprising a shell that contains (co)polymerized alkyl(meth)acrylate and glycidyl methacrylate grafted to a composite rubber core that contains polyorganosiloxane and poly(meth)alkyl acrylate components and methods to make said compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: TRINSEO EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Rahul Sharma, Thomas Oswald, Jill Martin
  • Publication number: 20150011719
    Abstract: Methods for making olefin polymerization catalysts and methods for making polymers using the catalysts are provided. The method for making the catalyst can include combining one or more supports with one or more magnesium-containing compounds under reaction conditions to form a first reacted product. One or more chlorinating compounds selected from the group consisting of aluminum alkyl chlorides and chloro substituted silanes can be combined with the first reacted product under reaction conditions to form a second reacted product. One or more titanium-containing compounds selected from the group consisting of titanium alkoxides and titanium halides can be combined with the second reacted product under reaction conditions to form a catalyst.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: UNIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Wesley R. Mariott, Kevin J. Cann, John H. Moorhouse, Mark G. Goode, Thomas Oswald